I was reading "The Book Thief" last week and it's such a beautifully written book, a traumatic era of our human history (WWII and the murder of millions of Jews in Germany).
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Just imagine yourself - living your own life now and imagine then, having your loved ones taken away and being humiliated in public. Tragic.
Having been in Germany several times., it is heart-breaking to think and to put myself in their shoes:
To be unwanted and vilified for simply, being them, unwanted in a Germany that had been narrowly defined by one cruel dictator.
Last night, I finally finished the book and it struck me the beautiful irony on something I saw on the news:
Germans at train stations waving flowers and welcoming signs to the refugees of war, terrorism and hate.
It was such a beautiful sight, and to me, it feels so right - that many have shown their humanity for those who need it most.
On the same streets, where fear once ruled, humanity has prevailed.
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